Starting July 2, newportFILM's 2015 Summer Screening Series will feature eleven documentaries all over Newport, Rhode Island. To accommodate a variety of interests, the subject matter of the documentaries spans from sports to the arts, from public policy and to human passion.
One documentary I am particularly interested in seeing is IRIS, a documentary on fashion and lifestyle icon Iris Apfel.
Here's the description:
The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.
More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.
Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."
To buy tickets for newportFILM's screening of IRIS, visit their website.